Since our first ever Siblings post back in January, Olly and Freddie have spent the last month getting to know each one other. Olly has adapted really well to being a big brother and it’s been so wonderful seeing him with Freddie, stroking his head and talking to him.
I’m going to cheat a little bit this month with our February photographs as back in late January we had a newborn photoshoot and having had the photographs back earlier this week, I just had to share a few of my favourites. They’re just wonderful. They capture the growing bond between these two precious little boys of mine, brothers forever.
Over the last month, Olly has been getting used to sharing his Mummy and Daddy. It’s something we wasn’t really sure how he would adapt too but he’s been absolutely fantastic and we’re pretty sure becoming a big brother has really helped him. He’s taken on responsibility and has seemed to really mature over the last few weeks.
We’ve tried to maintain the routine for Olly so that his bedtime has been pretty much the same as before and our evening routine is similar. We’ve been taking Freddie up to bed at the same time as Olly and I’ve been attempting to get some rest once both the boys are asleep in an evening. Thankfully Olly hasn’t stirred too much when Freddie has woken in the night so he’s mostly been getting good nights sleep.
We had Olly’s school parents evening last night and were able to look through his school books. It was so lovely to see his independent writing and I did tear up a little when I saw that Olly had written a little letter to Freddie in his school book. It read ‘I love you Freddie’, how sweet is that? His teacher has been telling us how proud Olly looks when he talks about his baby brother in class and to me as a Mummy, is just absolutely wonderful. I’m so proud of him. When I collect Olly from school with Freddie in the pram, he wants to push him home and he’s so happy to do so, showing off his brother to all that ask; teachers, other parents and the lollipop lady.
At home, Olly’s been happy to help fetch nappies or find a muslin. He’s taken it all in his stride as visitors have been to meet his little brother. It’s really helped that friends and family have treated Olly too with cards and gifts, it’s been so unexpected but so lovely for him. It’s definitely been quite a few weeks for him.
We have half term here next week and so we’re looking forward to a week of quality time together. We’re hoping to get out and about with Olly making the most of the week, making some more family memories with my boys.
All photographs shown were taken by Kitty Belle Photography